Jide Taiwo & Co was founded in 1980 by Chief Jide Taiwo, He is the Retired founding Senior Partner of the firm.He holds a B Sc (Hons) in Estate Management from Obafemi Awolowo University (O.A.U.), Ile-lfe where he graduated in 1975. A fellow of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) and an Associate Member of Rating and Valuation Association of London. His professional experience is wide and varied ranging from lecturing at Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna. Professional practice at J .A. Oluwatudimu and Company, Lagos to Knight Frank and Rutley (Nigeria) where he left in 1980 to establish the practice of JIDE TAIWO & COMPANY.

He is an Alumnus of the Lagos Business School, where he attended the Chief Executive Programme (CEP) in 1993. An Ogun State Commissioner for lands And Housing between 1986-1988, he was a Member of the Ogun State Committee for privatization and Commercialisation 1988-1990, Member of the Federal Government Constitutional Review Committee, Member Nigerian Economic Summit Group and Governing Council Member of The Bells University, Ota. He is the Chairman Cornerstone Savings and Loans (Mortgage Bankers).

He retired in December 2010 after Thirty (30) years meritorious service in the firm.